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Unread 10-09-2000, 08:21 PM
Cone Biopsy

I am having a cone biopsy 10/12/00. My doctor will not comfirm if this is cancer related? Has anyone else had one of these and not had some type of cervical cancer?

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Unread 10-10-2000, 05:59 AM
Cone Biopsy

I had a cone biopsy 5 months ago because of a severely abnormal pap.

Mine did show cancer, I dont think my doc knew untill he did the biopsy what it was and he also said he could'nt be sure what it was till he did the biopsy.

Try talking to your doc again, I told mine to "shoot from the hip" and not to keep anything from me, that I would rather deal with it, it's the not knowing part that bothered me.

Good luck to you I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sending you all the luck of the Irish.

Loves ya

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Unread 10-10-2000, 06:45 AM
Cone Biopsy

I had a biopsy done that showed cancer, and the doctor said that the cone biopsy would be the next step...I said that it was not needed..I wanted to be free of it all a.s.a.p.! I am sorry that I am unable to tell you what it is like, but you really do need to be upfront with your doctor. Not knowing is worse than knowing!
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Unread 10-10-2000, 07:22 AM
Cone Biopsy

I had a cone biopsy on 8/10 mine was cervical cancer but I did read alot about it and the cone biopsy often is all you need. It is done as a treatment for severe dysplasia and to make sure you dont have cancer. So try not to worry too much. I would also talk to your doctor it may ease your mind.
Debby
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Unread 10-11-2000, 06:55 AM
Cone Biopsy

Cancer is really a continuum as it turns out. From normal cells to normal cells multiplying more than they should to a few abnormal cells hanging around to abnormal cells multiplying and somewhere at the end of that continuum the doctors decide to call it cancer, but there's not a clear point until the end of the continuum, when they can stage it. So, it sounds like you're in the middle of the continuum and a cone biopsy might capture all the ones that are hanging around. So I don't know of a case (but I haven't researched this deeply) where a cone biopsy wasn't related to getting rid of cells going awry, but it probably isn't something anyone would call cancer at this point. I bet Anne's right and the doctor didn't want to scare you.
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Unread 10-12-2000, 11:12 AM
Cone Biopsy

I had a cone biopsy a couple of years ago. For many, it is diagnostic as well as a "cure" for abnormal cells. This can mean cancer, or it could just be PRE cancerous. They told me they "thought" they got it all, but my margins were not clear, which basically means they don't know if they got it all. At that time, I had paps and biopsies every three months, because I wanted to avoid a hyterectomy. After a year and a half of being clear, it came back. The Dr suggested another cone, and I said NO WAY. I can't play with my life.
ANYWAY.....The cone did not hurt me at all. I was in the hospital and under general anesthesia. When I woke up I was fine, but tired. When I got home, I bled ALOT and had to have chemicals applied to my cervix to stop the bleeding. Came close to needing another surgery to stop the bleeding. Some women say cone's leave them with cramping, but nothing worse than menstrual type cramps.
To answer your question, I don't think your Dr would do a cone unless you had abnormal cells. However, these abnormal cells don't mean cancer....they are PRE cancerous and probably won't come back after the cone. But you need regular monitoring after wards to be sure.
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